Thursday, September 29, 2022
3 Leadership Lessons for 2022
Hybrid work is here to stay. What does it mean for organizational leaders navigating the shift? How do they accommodate people’s needs meanwhile maintaining a culture of excellence? Turns out, the fundamentals of what transforms a group of people into an outstanding team haven’t changed much over time, just the application. Learn about why you should give employees autonomy to work asynchronously as well as the technology to support them, for both personal and collective wellbeing.
Let’s Stay Connected!
Make hybrid work, work. The next generation of Windows experiences from Windows 11 and Windows 365 combine the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of the PC. Powerful for employees, consistent for IT, and secure for all, the new Windows does it all. From online meetings to document sharing to remote device set-up, your teams can work confidently anywhere, protected by the most secure Windows yet. When you sign up for our mailing list, you’ll get even more information about how Windows 365 enables a variety of new scenarios for the new world of work. Let’s stay connected.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Microsoft 365 Hybrid Windows for a Hybrid World of Work
Our work lives today are more flexible, but also more complex. So it makes sense that businesses want solutions that are streamlined across their IT infrastructure, and seamless and easy for their employees to use. The next generation of Windows is built to help businesses of all sizes accelerate their digital transformation. It’s hybrid Windows for a hybrid world. Learn more.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Hybrid Work: A Guide for Business Leaders
The way we work, do business, and meet customer and employee needs has changed dramatically. With data showing that all parties want flexibility, the shift to hybrid work is a strategic business opportunity for every organization—one that requires a new operating model. Fortunately, Microsoft has been a trailblazer in this transition, and shares what they’ve learned at scale about people, places, and processes. Subscribe to stay connected. We’ll help you take an active role in shaping your organization’s future.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The Digital Imperative for Every Organization
When it comes to getting ahead – and staying ahead – in today’s business environment, there are few things more urgent than digital transformation. At the 2022 Inspire conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella highlighted the difference between organizations that thrive and those that get left behind. “Every organization in every industry will need to infuse technology into every business process and function so that they can do more with less,” Nadella says. And no technology is better positioned than Windows to deliver on the power and promise of cloud technologies. Read Satya Nadella’s keynote to learn about all the Microsoft technologies available to your business. We’re here to help you make hybrid work, work.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
NEC: Trading Thanks and Praise on Microsoft Teams to Promote Psychological Safety
As our workplace evolves, so too must the way we connect and communicate. With their shift to a hybrid business model, NEC relies on Microsoft Teams for onsite and remote users to connect and collaborate. The multi-national electronics corporation fosters a culture of mutual recognition and growth, so human-centered solutions are paramount to their teams’ success. To suit their unique needs, NEC has also incorporated custom Teams apps into their everyday work experience that make it easier to casually convey intent when plain text falls short. Learn how we can help you customize a solution for your unique needs.
Hybrid work takes off at United Airlines with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams
For United Airlines, “hybrid” work was a way of life for employees based around the globe. But collaborating meant relying on phones and lots of travel. When COVID-19 changed airline travel overnight, United Airlines needed to find a way to take its bourgeoning hybrid culture to the next level. Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 became the crucial collaboration tools United used to build a hybrid culture that reflects the flexible nature of their business. Learn how these tools help United do more with less.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Faster together: How citizens plus pros are reshaping app dev with low code
In this digital briefing, learn how IT teams are embracing citizen development within their organizations. Join the excitement surrounding low-code solutions among IT staff and explore best practices for creating teams that encourage collaboration between citizen and professional developers. Start your app journey here.
What’s New in Teams
Microsoft Teams is innovating for the workplace. Now you can now bring Microsoft Teams to any meeting space to help everyone feel closer and more engaged. Sign up and learn how you can create a natural and immersive experience with Front Row—a new layout in Microsoft Teams Rooms that enables in-room participants to see remote colleagues face to face across a horizontal plane as if they were in the same room. Learn about how to use live reactions and how you can identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people talking in a Microsoft Teams Room. Sign up to stay connected. We’ll help you understand how Teams Rooms can work for you in your space.
Let’s Stay Connected!
Make hybrid work, work. The next generation of Windows experiences from Windows 11 and Windows 365 combine the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of the PC. Powerful for employees, consistent for IT, and secure for all, the intuitive next-generation Windows does it all. From online meetings to document sharing to remote device set-up, your teams can work confidently anywhere, protected by the most secure Windows yet. When you sign up for our mailing list, you’ll get even more information about how Windows 365 enables a variety of new scenarios for the new world of work. Let’s stay connected.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Reliable Electric: Power platform customer story
This case study tells the success story of Lars Peterson, a citizen developer and general manager at Reliable Electric in Canada. Teaching himself Power Apps, Microsoft Flow, and SQL, Lars built a simple but powerful app that accelerates the bidding process for electricians. Ultimately, his company replaced proprietary bidding software that cost $2,000 per seat, transforming the business and improving the bottom line. Learn how you can start saving, too.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Hybrid Meetings: Teams powered by Microsoft 365
Communication and collaboration are pivotal to your business success, and with more employees choosing to work remotely, how do the new features in Microsoft Teams facilitate safe, connected, and productive operations? Through AI and machine learning, Microsoft Teams is delivering innovative enhancements that bring a natural, human element to virtual interactions – making meaningful connections possible.
The Workplace in Transition
Hybrid work creates new opportunities – and new challenges. Windows is designed for the workplace of today, with greater organizational security, flexible and inclusive experiences, and easier device management. And Windows 365, powering the world’s first cloud PC, offers a simple way to stream Windows experiences from the Microsoft cloud. This means an individual employee’s personal settings, apps, and content can be securely accessed on any device. Learn more.
Monday, September 12, 2022
Leverage existing talent: empower your team to develop apps
This video shows how you can enable your current team to build application solutions with advanced functionality using Microsoft Power Apps. Its visual approach is intuitive and simple, yet flexible and powerful. This low-code platform has capabilities for both citizen and pro developers. Unleash your IT team to collaborate with fully supported end-to-end, low-code development. Learn more here:
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Popular outdoor retailer REI embraces hybrid work with Microsoft Teams and Surface Hub
When REI reconsidered plans to move to a large, new campus, employees embraced a hybrid work strategy. For the 15,000 employees at the company, moving to Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams not only provided them with more flexible work options, but also allowed them to embrace their core values of protecting and engaging with nature. REI’s new hybrid work strategy also helps the company keep employees off the road, boost sustainability efforts, and allows leaders to expand hiring to a larger geographic region, thus maintaining its strong culture of collaboration. Learn more
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Meet the Power Apps Champions
Microsoft Power Apps empowers citizen developers to build and share custom, professional applications that solve their business challenges. In this blog, you’ll see the stories of citizen developers who built apps and became Power Apps Champions.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Forbes: Employees want flexibility and an inclusive culture
As organizations around the world make the definitive shift from remote to hybrid work, one thing is clear, employees want autonomy of when and where work gets done, and they are willing to go to great lengths to obtain it. With features like AI-powered active speaker tracking, multiple video streams, and people recognition, Microsoft Teams aids businesses in replicating in-office culture and connection, even for the most remote of workers. Offering employees, the structure and flexibility to work securely from anywhere.
Windows for business
Windows just keeps getting better for business, with new experiences designed for hybrid work and ready for you today. As workplaces and world events continue to evolve, so do the needs of your employees and business. That’s why Windows 11 is designed to be the most flexible, secure, and productive solution for hybrid work. You can continue to count on Windows to move your business forward with cloud-powered technology and services that adapt and evolve to meet today’s challenges – and tomorrow’s. Watch this video to learn more.
Monday, September 5, 2022
Samit Saini’s Power Apps journey at Heathrow
This video captures the journey of Samit Saini, a security officer at London Heathrow Airport and who discovered Microsoft Power Apps. As a novice, he easily created useful, time-saving applications. Now, as a member of the IT team, he teaches others to do the same. See how Samit and Power Apps led digital transformation.
Great Expectations: Making Hybrid Work, Work
The way in which employees approach work has forever been changed. According to The 2022 Work Trend Index, the modern worker values flexibility, personal well-being, and a healthy work-life balance. Modern talent also wants to know their job has meaning and purpose, as indicated by a dramatic shift in their “worth-it” equation. Organizations that embrace hybrid work and invest in the technologies specifically designed for this environment will be able invest in talent development programs that foster a culture of growth and sense of purpose. New innovations like Microsoft Teams are specifically designed to offer employees choice and desired flexibility. We can help. Learn more.
Microsoft’s Work Trend Index
From when to go to the office to why work in the first place, employees have a new “worth it” equation. And there’s no going back. The pandemic brought many changes to the way we do business. Some things will return to "normal" but others never will. This report uncovers the latest trends about the future of work. #HybridWork or #RemoteWork? This is courtesy of Pratt Computing Technologies, Inc., a Certified Microsoft Partner that helps businesses #SMB and #Nonprofit maximize their use of #Microsoft365BusinessPremium. #MicrosoftTeams
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Get started with Power Apps
Ready to create your first app? Learn the basics of Microsoft Power Apps and how you can make your business more efficient. Explore the different technologies and easily build an app:
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